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Colorado Secretary Of State Scott Gessler: The Left Intentionally Registers Non-Citizens

Matt Ferner | October 6, 2012 | Denver
From The Colorado Independent's John Tomasic. DENVER– Speaking at a conservative conference here Thursday, Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler claimed voter fraud had affected the outcomes of elections, that there is evidence of “organized” voter fraud, that Democrats are intentionally registering noncitizens to vote, and that his...

Religious Vote Remains Election Factor, Obama, Romney Faith Advisers Say

Jaweed Kaleem | October 6, 2012 | Religion
BETHESDA, Md. –- Will presidential candidates' religion matter in next month's election? Does the religion of voters? Should religion matter at all? In the strictest, most personal sense of the word, the answer to all three questions is no. At least that's what officials from the campaigns for President Barack...

Carl Levin: JOBS Act Rule 'Inexplicably Ignores Such Common Sense Practices'

Reuters | December 5, 2012 | Business
By Alexandra Alper WASHINGTON, Oct 5 (Reuters) - An influential U.S. lawmaker has called on the Securities and Exchange Commission to scrap and repropose a rule that would lift a longstanding ban on advertising for private stock offerings because it does not do enough to protect investors. Democratic Senator Carl...

Terminally Ill Banker Grace Sung Eun Lee's Final Wishes Pit Parents Against Lawyers (VIDEO)

Meredith Bennett-Smith | October 5, 2012 | New York
The emotional fight over the wishes of terminally ill banker Grace Sung Eun Lee reached a fever pitch Friday after the Appellate Division of State Supreme Court sided with original statements made by the 28-year-old woman. The court ruled the brain cancer patient could be removed from life...

CPS Plan To Fund New Teacher Contract Heavy On One-Time Measures

Reuters | December 5, 2012 | Chicago
CHICAGO, Oct 5 (Reuters) - The Chicago Public Schools would rely mainly on one-time measures to cover the $103 million, first-year cost of a new teachers' contract, under a plan the school system released on Friday. The plan calls for saving $42 million through a restructuring of about $100 million...

Romney's Sick Joke

Peter Finocchiaro | December 5, 2012 | Business
“No. 1,” declared Mitt Romney in Wednesday’s debate, “pre-existing conditions are covered under my plan.” No, they aren’t — as Mr. Romney’s own advisers have conceded in the past, and did again after the debate. Was Mr. Romney lying? Well, either that or he was making what amounts to a...

Mitt Romney Website Silent On Closing Tax Loopholes

Matt Sledge | October 6, 2012 | Politics
Wondering which loopholes for the rich Mitt Romney would close to pay for a $5 trillion tax cut? Don't go to his website. A Romney budget, the website promises, would make the tax code "fairer, flatter and simpler." It would bring a wide range of relief to the...

'George Flinn' Al Kapone Video: Rapper Backs Republican Candidate With Song (VIDEO)

Paige Lavender | October 5, 2012 | Politics
Memphis-based rapper Al Kapone has released a music video in support of Republican candidate George Flinn of Tennessee. Kapone, whose real name is Alphonzo Bailey, posted a music video for "George Flinn for Congressman" to his YouTube page Thursday. Flinn is also featuring the music video...

Paul Ryan Videos Reinforce Republican VP Nominee's Commitment To Privatizing Medicare

Sabrina Siddiqui | October 5, 2012 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- Although Paul Ryan has repeatedly stated that his plan is to “save Medicare,” when speaking before a more conservative audience several years ago, the Wisconsin congressman seemed to have a different characterization for his proposal: privatization. As seen in a video provided by a Huffington Post reader, Ryan...

Obama-Romney Polls Start To See Romney Debate Bounce

Mark Blumenthal | October 6, 2012 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- Political junkies have been watching for any signs that the perceptions of a lackluster performance by President Barack Obama in Wednesday night's debate have translated into polling gains for Republican nominee Mitt Romney. For the moment, the only evidence of a Romney bump comes from a...

HUFFPOST HILL - Santorum Gives America New Gross Thing To Associate With His Name

Eliot Nelson | December 5, 2012 | Politics
Conservatives think the Obama administration tampered with today's job numbers, so it's only a matter of time until they demand the Bureau of Labor Statistics release the long-form jobs report, all emails with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, and the underlying data for their ocean temperature numbers. We're...

Chicago Pension Reform: Rahm Emanuel Hopeful For Big Changes In 2013

Reuters | December 5, 2012 | Chicago
* Believes lawmakers will pass reforms in January * Four pension funds face $19.2 bln unfunded liability * "The alternative is untenable" - Emanuel NEW YORK, Oct 5 (Reuters) - Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel told a Wall Street audience on Friday that he believes Illinois lawmakers will pass needed public...

U.S. Conservatives Running Ads On The Pirate Bay, Canadian Gov't Pulled Ads From Site Last Month

Joshua Ostroff | October 5, 2012 | Canada Music
Conservatives are using embattled torrent site The Pirate Bay, known for making movies and music illegally available, to run anti-Obama ads, reports a technology site with some knowledge on the subject. According to an article on Torrent Freak, The Pirate Bay is used by millions daily, but the...

Obama Campaigns In The Rain, A Long Way From 2008

Jon Ward | October 5, 2012 | Politics
CLEVELAND –- President Barack Obama stood under a driving rain here on Friday afternoon, a black trench coat draped over his lanky frame, and looked out at the thousands of supporters, ticking off his accomplishments. He mentioned health care reform, ending Don't Ask Don't Tell, increasing fuel efficiency standards, and...

Obama Performs His Disappearing Act: The 2012 Speculatron Weekly Roundup For Oct. 5

Jason Linkins | October 5, 2012 | Politics
Well, last week, your Speculatroners couldn't help but notice that the political media had apparently all had a brunch, or something, at which it was pretty much decided that the race for the White House was pretty much over. We could sort of understand why -- poll numbers...

Latino And Black Unemployment Rates Fall At Faster Clip, Boosting Obama's Election Chances

Janell Ross | November 8, 2012 | Latino Voices
While Friday's news that the overall unemployment rate dropped to 7.8 percent generated headlines and unfounded conservative allegations that the monthly jobs report had been rendered rosy in a conspiracy to improve Obama's election chances, two little-reported measures do indicate that Obama's odds may be improving....

New Yorker Debate Cover Showcases Obama's Poor Performance (PHOTO)

Rebecca Shapiro | October 5, 2012 | Media
The New Yorker's Barry Blitt must have heard MSNBC's Chris Matthews screaming from Denver on Wednesday, "Where was Obama tonight?!" Blitt, who illustrated next week's magazine cover, picked up on the general consensus following the first presidential debate: that Obama didn't seem to show up for...

Online Obama Ads Target Voter Registration In Vegas

Paul Blumenthal | October 5, 2012 | Politics
President Barack Obama campaign is running online advertisements on a number of major news websites covering the Las Vegas area ahead of Nevada's Saturday voter registration deadline for residents who wish to vote by mail or online. The advertisements can be viewed on the websites for the Las...

Idaho National Laboratory, Leading U.S. Nuclear Research Center, Fined After Radiation Exposures

Jessica Leader | December 5, 2012 | Green
By Laura Zuckerman SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Energy fined a nuclear research lab in Idaho more than $400,000 on Thursday for multiple safety violations stemming from two mishaps last year that caused workers to be contaminated with radiation. "DOE considers these events to be of high...

Ice-T To Obama: 'No Weed Before The Next Debate'

Kia Makarechi | December 5, 2012 | Entertainment
Following Barack Obama's lackluster performance in the first presidential debate, Ice-T took to Twitter to offer some simple advice the president, which we'll present without comment: Some background: It's not the first time he's spoken about Obama.
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